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The Fish Ethology* Database "FishEthoBase" is designed to collect, systematise and make available (open access) all ethological knowledge to be found on fish in the wild and in captivity, with a focus on farmed species in order to help improve fish welfare in aquaculture and avoid practices that harm fish.

* ethology = behaviour research


We invite you to contribute

FishEthoBase is an initiative of a small association, based on the shoulders of some dedicated scientists and endowed with contributions of a few institutions which help us to proceed from species to species. Our prospects are limited and actually suffice barely until February 2016, but we look forward with the boldness of the poor eager for knowledge.

We appreciate comments and own contributions from scientists and practitioners. We warmly welcome also any donation supporting our future work. Please contact ethology@fair-fish.net. Thank you!


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www.fair-fish.net · Zurich · Switzerland

Cooperating with:
• FishBase, the world's leading fish database
• Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
• Fish Working Group of Eurogroup for Animals
• Fischwissen.ch, ornamental and lab fish 


To point out parts unknown
is an absolutely essential
scientific pioneering work.

➜ see: the discovery of America

We are determined:
➜ The project team

Fish welfare?
➜ Find our defintion

What do fishes know?
New book from Jonathan Balcombe

NEW:  Summer Shoal on
Fish Ethology & Welfare

2-5 September 2017, Italy, near Trieste
Programme and registration


Supported by:
Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (2016-2019)
Haldimann-Stiftung (2016-2017)
Eva Husi-Stifung für Tierschutz (2015-2016)
Schwyzer-Riniker-Stiftung (2015)
Stiftung Dreiklang (2014-2015)
Zürcher Tierschutz (2014-2015)
Rüegg-Bollinger-Stiftung (2014)
Europäische Tierschutzstiftung (2014)
Elisabeth-Rentschler-Stiftung (2013)


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